Obituaries

C.A. Thompson, Jr.

July 3, 2017

C.A. Thompson, Jr. July 24, 1935 – July 3, 2017 Charnie Altas Thompson, 81, of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1407 Forest Hills Rd. Wilson. Interment will f

Doris Bell Smiley

June 28, 2017

Doris Bell Smiley April 16, 1924 – June 28, 2017 Doris Bell Smiley, 93, passed away Wednesday. She was a loving person. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James Robert Smiley after 61 years of marriage. Her funeral serv

Janis Alma Jordan

June 27, 2017

Janis Alma Jordan May 7, 1948 – June 27, 2017 Janis Alma Jordan, 69, of Elm City passed away Tuesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday i

Charles Foster Heddinger

June 27, 2017

Charles Foster Heddinger June 15, 1926 – June 27, 2017 Charles Foster Heddinger, 91, of Wilson passed away Tuesday. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Charles is survived by his wife, Celeste “Sally” Heddinger, of th

Kenneth Ray Narron

June 23, 2017

Kenneth Ray Narron Kenneth Ray Narron, of Middlesex passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 His funeral service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Presbyter

Susan Lee Hastings Widener

June 9, 2017

Susan Lee Hastings Widener October 7, 1945 – June 9, 2017 Susan Lee Hastings Widener, 71, of Wilson passed away Friday at home with her loving family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at F

Angela Johnson Woodruff

June 21, 2017

Angela Johnson Woodruff June 6, 1937 – June 21, 2017 Angela Johnson Woodruff, 80, of Elm City passed away Wednesday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peace Church, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial

James Edwin Barnes

June 21, 2017

James Edwin Barnes April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2017 James Edwin “Red” Barnes, 70, of Lucama passed away Wednesday. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Barnes Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.

Richard Edward Pate

June 21, 2017

Richard Edward Pate November 9, 1962 – June 21, 2017 Richard “Richie” Edward Pate, 54, passed away Wednesday. His funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11

Wayne Robert Hancock

June 21, 2017

Wayne Robert Hancock March 10, 1983 – June 21, 2017 Wayne “Wayne’rz” Robert Hancock, 34, of Bailey passed away Wednesday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Park

Raymond "Ray" Clarence White

June 20, 2017

Raymond (Ray) Clarence White January 13, 1952 – June 20, 2017 Raymond Clarence White “Ray”, 65, of Wilson, peacefully went home to meet the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Ray, as he was known to his friends, was born on January 13, 19

Richard LeRoy Ferrell

June 14, 2017

Richard LeRoy Ferrell November 18, 1964 – June 14, 2017 Richard LeRoy Ferrell, 52, of Wilson passed away Wednesday. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with t

Jimmy Wayne Turner

June 15, 2017

Jimmy Wayne Turner October 16, 1947 – June 15, 2017 Jimmy Wayne Turner, 69, passed away Thursday. His funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, with the family receiving friends

Linwood Dean Cates

June 12, 2017

Linwood Dean Cates January 21, 1943 – June 12, 2017 Linwood “Tadpole” Cates, 74, of Wilson passed away Monday. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will follow in Evergreen

Margaret Driver Murray

June 11, 2017

Margaret Driver Murray February 23, 1946 – June 11, 2017  Margaret Driver Murray, age 71, passed away at her home in Middlesex on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1946 in Nash County. She worked at Naomi Knitting in Zebulo

Cleo H. Bunn Boykin

June 9, 2017

  Cleo H. Bunn Boykin March 9, 1923 – June 9, 2017 Cleo H. Bunn Boykin, 94, of Sims died peacefully at her home on Friday. Her funeral will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.  Graveside service will be held

Richard Scott Rahm

June 2, 2017

Richard Scott Rahm February 8, 1958 – June 2, 2017 Richard Scott Rahm, 59 of Wilson passed away Friday. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.  The family will

Nannie Reba Denton Pittman

June 3, 2017

Nannie Reba Pittman Denton May 16, 1930 – June 3, 2017 Nannie Reba Pittman Denton, 87, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memori

Janice Grey Joyner

June 3, 2017

Janice Grey Coley Joyner August 5, 1935 – June 3, 2017 Janice Grey Coley Joyner, 81, of Wilson passed away Saturday. Janice was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed by all that knew her. Her fune

Mildred Smith

May 29, 2017

Mildred Smith April 23, 1926 – May 29, 2017 Mildred Smith, 91, of Wilson passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unity FWB, Wilson. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Evergreen Memor

Melanie Horton

May 22, 2017

Melanie Horton June 16, 1964 – May 22, 2017 Melanie Horton, 52, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Black Creek United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Black Creek, North Carolina. Pas

Johnny Nunn Westbrook

May 21, 2017

Johnny Nunn Westbrook April 30, 1941 – May 21, 2017 Johnny Nunn Westbrook, 76, of Blounts Creek, passed away early Sunday morning peacefully surrounded by his wife and children. His memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at

Etta Temple Godwin

May 22, 2017

Etta Temple Godwin November 7, 1935 – May 22, 2017 Etta Temple Godwin, 81, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rock Springs Church, Bailey. Interment will follow in Bailey Town Cemetery. Th

James Alton Flowers, Jr.

May 22, 2017

James Alton Flowers, Jr. September 29, 1934 – May 22, 2017 James A. “Jack” Flowers, Jr., 82, of Wilson passed away Monday due to heart failure. His memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 am in the chapel at Joyner’s Funeral Hom

Robert Earl Gray

May 14, 2017

Robert Earl Gray March 12, 1939 – May 14, 2017 Robert “Bobby” Earl Gray, 78 of Wilson passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was a quiet man and a free spirit. Bobby lived out his faith through his strong community focus and heart for helpi